Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1917

Comments

A Little Bit o' Honey
Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Words by W.G. Wilson

Published by Carrie Jacobs-Bond & Sons

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You ma little black baby wid a turned up nose,
An' a little bunch o' wool upon yo' head;
You's got dimples in yo' elbows an' wrinkles in yo' toes,
An' a mouf lak a watermelyon red.

[Chorus 1]
You ma sweet, sweet pertater, you's ma ripe, ripe termater,
You's ma purty little black sugar ball;
You's a litlle bit o' honey dat de bees ain't foun',
You's ma own pickaninny- dat's all!

[Verse 2]
You's de onlies' little darlin' in de whole roun' worl'
An' you's got yo' little fingahs on my hear;
You's ma little bit o' woolly headed brown eyed gal
Dat Ai'se always longin' for when we're apart.

[Chorus 2]
for I doan' know what I'd do if it wasn't jes fo' you,
you's ma purty little black sugar ball;
You's a little bit o' honey dat de bees ain't foun'
You's ma own pickaninny- dat's all!

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